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Toyota, Lexus began this year to integrate Amazon Alexa in its models

via:CnBeta     time:2018/1/10 8:32:09     readed:38

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The car company did not release a specific launch time, but said there will be more models will have this platform next year.

Zack Hicks, senior vice president and chief information officer at Toyota Motor Corp. in North America, CEO and president of Toyota Connect, said voice services are becoming more and more popular,AmazonAlexa's integration will allow Toyota and Lexus customers to quickly and easily talk to Alexa on the go.

With Alexa blessing Toyota and Lexus, its infotainment system will no longer be limited to controlling lights, door locks, engine start-up and other functions, but also will have smart home and navigation, media control and other functions.

At this year's CES, several other car companies announced new infotainment systems news: Panasonic announced that it will build an infotainment system that integrates Alexa and Google Assistant for car makers in the future. Kia announced that a large number of 2018 models will support some Google Assistant function; Google himself said that his virtual assistant will soon land Android Auto.

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